A history of cigar manufacturing in Ottumwa, Iowa.
"Once upon a time in a growing city upon a riverbank, there was a
thriving industry. It was somewhat of a fairy-tale industry with mystery
and intrigue. There were trips to foreign countries, box makers,
traveling salesmen, and strippers. There were names like Lone Widow, the
No. 1, Long John, Rattler, and Big Diamond. Some would say that there
was something 'aromatic' about all the goin's on in the industry that
grew along the riverbank." -- back cover.